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The 3 Best Online Courses for Fashion Designers

20 Jun, 2018 • by Fashionomics Africa
The 3 Best Online Courses for Fashion Designers
Fashionomics Africa

Sometimes it doesn’t matter how determined we are to reach our goals when there are certain things standing in the way. You may have been working towards a career in fashion design for years but if you are tied to a certain local area that does not offer the right schools, or simply do not have the funds to enrol in a university, it can be difficult to make headway. Sure, there are many self-taught designers who managed to break through the industry with persistence and creativity, but this isn’t always the safest route to rely on. No need to despair however – there are other options. Online fashion design courses, for example!

The internet has facilitated many things for us and learning and studying is one of them. Online courses allow you to study from anywhere in the world as long as you have a good internet connection. And, although you will be expected to adhere to certain deadlines, you will be able to design your own hours to suit you – in other words, this is the perfect solution for those who are working full-time or are taking care of families on the side. You can carve out your own study hours and you will save a lot on costs seeing as online courses are much cheaper than those you attend physically. Believe it or not, you can even find some free online courses – however, they may not offer diplomas or accreditation, so be aware when you start your search for the right fit. Here are the 3 best online courses for fashion designers!

Brentwood Open Learning College

This free online fashion designing course from Brentwood Open Learning College offers all the course materials needed to teach you about the elements and principles of fashion design – and all that without time restrictions and strict deadlines. You can enrol any time of the year, so what are you waiting for? Get started now and your efforts will soon be rewarded with a free BOLC certificate issued by the college.


Oxford Home Study Centre

If you’re looking to delve deeper into the world of fashion design, then the Level 3 Certificate Fashion Design course from the Oxford Home Study Centre is for you. The course covers modules such as fashion forecasting, colour and dress designing, sewing basics and materials. The full fee for the course comes to a total of £310 and is worth the investment seeing as this could open doors to you in the areas of manufacturing, design, production and merchandising.


Pardon the pun, but one thing the internet is particularly skilled at, is creating communities – and Skillshare is one of them. This is a learning community that invites you to share your skills or benefit from those of others through a whole host of online classes ranging from business and technology to fashion and design. Skillshare offers various fashion related courses such as The Staples of Branding: Building a Company from Purpose to Product and Fashion Illustration: Digital Drawing with Attitude.


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